Jews Against the War, the Jewish anti-war initiative organized by Aryeh Cohen, Adam Rubin, Joshua Levine Grater, Sarah Newman and Shaul Magid, now has a website where you can add your name to a petition calling for an end to the Iraq War. The petition will be published in Jewish newspapers across America and sent to every US Congressperson and Senator the week of Shavuot.
The Rabbis, following the Hebrew prophets, were strongly aware that war was the most destructive of all activities. Even a war that is permitted or necessary is evil, as it unleashes uncontrolled violence and death and brings out the worst in humanity.[…] Believing in the wisdom and relevance of the Jewish tradition, we, the undersigned, maintain that the invasion of Iraq was not just and that the continued occupation extends this injustice.
Read the rest of the statement and sign the petition here.